Pumpkin Patch and a walk through the Arboretum
For the past few weeks Seattle has been shrouded in a thick blanket of fog. As a native to the Pacific Northwest, I am used to the rain and grey skies, but this fog is really a novelty. On one particularly crisp and foggy Fall day we set out for the pumpkin patch to pick up some larger carving pumpkins. As we approached the path we were totally in horror as we witnessed throngs of people swarming the patch. After selecting a few little pumpkins which would not require weighing, we quickly retreated. We ended the day with a quiet stroll through the Arboretum, a little leaf peeping and acorn collecting. Fighting crowds is not my speed, well not until Black Friday that is.
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens are really a hidden gem in Seattle. Many people never take the time to explore this large area. We really enjoy the Foster Island trailhead which snakes it way long Lake Washington and into Union Bay. The Japanese Gardens are a beautiful place to visit this time of year too.